Foundation

Stage 2

FS2 Staff

Mrs Cooper, Miss Hoggard, Mrs Collins, Miss Royle and Mrs Fox (speech and language)

Autumn Term

In the Autumn Term we will settle into our new classes and learn our class routines. Our first topic will be New Beginnings and we will be learning the story of We’re Going on a Bear hunt. In Number, we will be focusing on sorting, comparing and matching amounts within 1-5. We will learn the different parts of our bodies and use mirrors to help us draw our own self-portraits. Our second topic is Lighting Up the Sky. We will explore different celebrations and perform our Christmas Concert. We will explore technology to investigate light and dark, magnets and forces.

Spring Term

In Spring 1 our topic is Around the world and we will be exploring the differences between hot and cold countries. We will also be creating our very own fruit and vegetable garden with the outdoor area. In Spring 2 our topic will be Dinosaur Stomp and will be learning all about dinosaurs. In Maths, we will be focusing on and consolidating our numbers to 10. In Art we will be learning about collage and use this to create our own dinosaurs. We will begin to explore healthy food and how to make healthy choices through Handa’s Surprise.

Summer Term

During the Summer term our topics will be On the Farm and Creepy Crawlies. We will be writing our own instructions and in Maths we will be learning numbers to 20 and beyond. In this term we explore the similarities and differences between different plants and animals. As part of our 11 before 11 experience we will visit a farm and we will use this to begin to make our own maps. We will also explore printing using fresh fruit and vegetables.

Phonics

Children will be taught using the Sounds Write approach and given the opportunity to apply their skills through our reading scheme and environment. Our aim is for children to have learnt the initial code with a focus on CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) words by the end of the Autumn term. During Spring children revisit the initial code with a focus on VCC, CVCC and CVCC words. During Summer children begin to learn the extended code, for example, two letters together that only produce one sound.

Curriculum

We plan according to the children’s stage of development so all children can thrive and develop. We aim for children to be well-rounded individuals, resilient and confident in themselves and with others. We aim to excite and motivate children’s learning through a rich and challenging learning environment by giving them opportunities to explore and take risks through first hand experiences.

Parents

We recognise the importance of parents in our children’s learning and welcome the contributions through observations of their children’s development. We use this information to help our assessments and share information about what their children need to do next in order to develop and thrive. Our parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s learning and development through the use of Tapestry.

P.E.

P.E. day is Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit.